EU elections for European Parliament
As the EU elects its Parliament in May 2019, political groups seek a clear identity along with a changing continent. It is a rainy Friday night, and Ulises is sitting with his girlfriend Laura at a winebar at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. Ulisesis from Madrid and Laura from Vienna, where both of them live and […]
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It’s not easy to buy woodlands in Austria. You need passion, roots in the local area and many millions. Cord Prinzhorn, the chief executive officer of an Austrian packaging company, is European new money. But his latest investment is classic Old Wor...

Our Daily Bread

Vienna bakeries
In Vienna, quality baked glossare more accessible than ever before. The challenge for bakers is to keep standards high, while still growing their businesses. In many cities, people line the sidewalks in the evening for the newest club, bar or restaurant. In Vienna, it’s more likely at the crack of dawn – and what’s hot […]
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Vienna is a leading green city in Europe
Where Beethoven found inspiration for his Pastoral symphony and Schubert wrote his songs, a new initiative seeks answers to a sustainable future. With the opening strains of Beethoven’s Pastoral symphony, I close my eyes and imagine the burgeoning life of the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods), the pulsing biodiversity of the lungs of our city illustrated in music. Chipper strings portray a sunny […]
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Biomedical research in Vienna is revealing the secrets of life, as two research institutes make breakthroughs in cancer treatment. The announcement came in April, with the publication of a cutting-edge biomedical application of a technology named “S...
A stately gem in Lower Burgenland, Bernstein castle offers respite from modern living History has a way of drawing you in. Lords and ladies, knights and squires continue to mesmerize, with shows like Game of Thrones perpetuating our fascination with...
See how Augarten porcelain is crafted, learn how to make chocolate pralines, and sample Schlumberger Sekt right at the source Walking through the Ottakringer brewery rooms wreathed in the rich smells of fermentation, you learn how the golden brew ha...
It’s not easy to buy woodlands in Austria. You need passion, roots in the local area and many millions Cord Prinzhorn, the chief executive officer of an Austrian packaging company, is European new money. But his latest investment is classic Old World, Old Money: a forest owned for more than a century by the Rothschild […]
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Risk & Reward

After 1989, Austrian companies were among the first to invest in Europe’s “Wild East.” But in assessing political risk, they have to up their game. The strategy had seemed foolproof. When Austrian capital flooded the former Eastern Bloc after 1989, one of the main products offered by the banks were loans denominated in foreign currency […]
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